Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Acne, Its Cause and Solution means Proactiv Solution

ACNE, Its Causes, Solutions Means Proactive Solution




 Oh God its ACNE...
Acne blemishes can cause embarrassment and lack of self-esteem.  You might shy away from social situations; avoid meeting new people, and miss important opportunities.  On top of that, many people secretly harbor feelings of guild.  Its not unusual to wonder, “Why am I doing wrong to cause my skin to break out?”

The good news is that acne is not your fault, and here’s even better news:  there’s much you can do to help control and prevent it.

It’s not your fault!
The biggest myth about acne is that it is caused by bacteria and dirt which leads many to use harsh cleansers or rubbing alcohol that strip the skin.  That’s not true!  Acne is caused by your hormones and your skin’s inability to slough off old, dead cells.  This is determined by your genes – not by the number of times you wash your face or the foods you eat.

Medical studies show that diet – including chocolate, pizza and French fries – rarely causes acne.  Over washing your face or stripping it with alcohol in an effort to “clean” your skin can actually make blemishes worse.

There is plenty YOU can do to help.

A few simple changes in lifestyle may lessen the frequency and severity of acne and give your skin a better chance to respond to topical acne treatments.

The secret is to know what factors trigger flare-ups in your skin – and avoid them.

  • ·         Avoid excessive sun exposure
  • ·         Check your vitamin supplements
  • ·         Avoid over-washing your face and acne-prone areas
  • ·         Don’t pick your skin
  • ·         Avoid touching your face
  • ·         Reduce stress
  • ·         Follow a few simple rules when exercising
  • ·         Pay attention to your diet


How acne begins
Acne develops with your hair follicles, the lining of the skin duct surrounding hair follicles, and the sebaceous glades that produce oil.

Your skin cells are in a continuous state of renewal.  Usually, as the old cells die, they mix with your skin’s natural oil and are sloughed off.

But sloughing is a very individual thing.  Some people do not shed dead cells evenly.  When that happens, the cells become “over sticky”.  These sticky cells and oil form a plug, called a comedo, in the hair follicle.  It’s a lot like a cork in a bottle.  This cork-like plug holds the oil and bacteria in the follicle, which begins to swell as our skin produces more oil.  Then, your own white blood cells swarm around the follicle to kill the bacteria.  The result is a pimple or a red bump.  This is acne.

Combination Therapy
Combination therapy is one of the best ways to treat acne safely and effectively.  Its using several different medicines in a system that heals the blemishes you have now and helps keep new ones from forming tomorrow by treating the process below the skin’s surface.


How Proactiv Solution Works:
The acne cycle starts invisibly, Proactiv is designed to attack acne "proactively"—delivering the right combination of medicines and skin-care agents, in the right order and concentrations, to help control the acne cycle before breakouts occur. If you have acne, Proactiv Solution is the key to a clear, BEAUTIFUL COMPLEXION™.

The Secret to Clear Skin
The secret to a clear complexion is treating the whole face to proactively prevent breakouts before they get started. Proactiv combines a mild solution of prescription-grade acne medicine with premier skin-care ingredients to unclog pores, kill acne-causing bacteria, soothe inflammation and condition your skin.

The Proactiv Difference
Spot treating blemishes after they break out is too late—a frustrating, losing battle that does nothing for prevention. In contrast, Proactiv Solution treats the whole face—and neck, chest, shoulders and back as needed—in a way that helps to prevent breakouts before they even get started.



3 Steps to Clear Skin
Proactiv Solution was developed to work as a 3-step system to treat acne safely and effectively. Using the most effective acne-fighting ingredients – including Benzoyl Peroxide and Sulfur – Proactiv Solution attacks the leading causes of acne, to help keep your skin clean and clear of blemishes.
When used as directed, the Proactiv Solution system works to protect your skin around the clock.  That is why it is so important to follow all three steps, twice a day, every day.  What’s more, Proactiv Solution smells good and feels good, so you will want to use it.  That’s important, because consistent use is the key to success.


STEP 1:
Renewing Cleanser
A unique oil-free formula that contains smooth, tiny beads to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and other impurities, plus prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide to penetrate pores, attack bacteria and heal blemishes fast. 2 oz.


  • ·         Oil-free, soap-free medicated exfoliating cleanser
  • ·         Kills acne-causing bacteria with U.S. prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide (BPO)
  • ·         Ultra-fine micro-crystal BPO penetrates pores fast while being gentle on the skin
  • ·         Tiny, round exfoliating beads gently remove impurities, excess oil and dead skin cells to help prevent clogged pores


Directions: Use morning and night. Apply a small (dime-sized) amount to dampened skin and gently massage. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, pat dry. Follow with Revitalizing Toner.

Active Ingredient: benzoyl peroxide 2.5%.

Inactive Ingredients: water (aqua), magnesium aluminum silicate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, disodium PEG-12 dimethicone sulfosuccinate, sorbitol, dimethyl isosorbide, tridecyl stearate, neopentyl glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, polyethylene, cetyl esters, anthemis nobilis flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, sodium PCA, xanthan gum, tridecyl trimellitate, propylene glycol, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum).

Warnings: When using this product, using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product, may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor. Do not use this medication if you have very sensitive skin or if you are sensitive to Benzoyl Peroxide. This product may cause irritation, characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling or possibly swelling. Keep away from eyes, lips and mouth. Avoid product contact with hair and dyed fabrics, including carpets and clothing which may be bleached by this product. If going outside, use a sunscreen. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


STEP 2:
Revitalizing Toner
A refreshing, alcohol-free toner that helps balance skin tone and remove dead skin cells to reveal the vital, radiant skin beneath. Contains our special formulation to balance skin's natural acids, witch hazel to refine and purify pores, aloe and chamomile to soothe and soften, plus allantoin, a moisturizing and skin conditioning agent. Removes excess surface oil without drying, leaving skin even-toned and soft. 2 oz.


  • ·         Refreshing alcohol-free toner refines and purifies pores
  • ·         Glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin cells to help keep pores unplugged
  • ·         Botanical-rich formula soothes and hydrates acne-prone skin


Directions: Apply to cleansed skin with cotton ball or pad, morning and night as needed. Allow Toner to dry and follow with Repairing Treatment. If going outside, use a sunscreen. If irritation or sensitivity develops, discontinue use of both products and consult a doctor.

Ingredients: water (aqua), glycolic acid, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, anthemis nobilis flower extract, rosa canina fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium PCA, panthenol, glycerin, propylene glycol, allantoin, polysorbate 20, hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium hydroxide, benzophenone-4, tetrasodium EDTA, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum), blue 1 (CI 42090), yellow 5 (CI 19140).


STEP 3:
Repairing Treatment
Our light, oil-free treatment contains finely milled prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide to heal blemishes and help prevent future breakouts. The advanced delivery system in Repairing Treatment is safe for your entire face. 1 oz.

  • ·         Feather-light, invisible medicated treatment kills acne-causing bacteria
  • ·         Features U.S. prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide (BPO) as an antimicrobial
  • ·         Ultra-fine micro-crystal BPO penetrates pores fast while being gentle on the skin 

Directions:: Use morning and night. On thoroughly clean skin, apply a thin layer to the entire affected area. Allow to dry. Do not rinse off. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application use. If going outside, use a sunscreen.

Active Ingredient: benzoyl peroxide 2.5%.
Inactive Ingredients: water (aqua), ethoxydiglycol, cyclotetrasiloxane, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, cyclopentasiloxane, panthenol, allantoin, xanthan gum, ceteareth-20, carbomer, triethanolamine, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum).

Warnings: When using this product, using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product, may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor. Do not use this medication if you have very sensitive skin or if you are sensitive to Benzoyl Peroxide. This product may cause irritation, characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling or possibly swelling. Keep away from eyes, lips and mouth. Avoid product contact with hair and dyed fabrics, including carpets and clothing which may be bleached by this product. If going outside, use a sunscreen. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.



BONUS:
Refining Mask
Rich, deep cleansing mask uses sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin.  It gently unplugs pores, heals existing blemishes, pampers inflamed skin, and softens and refines the skin’s texture. 1 oz.

Directions:: Apply to cleansed face, leave on for ten minutes and rinse with warm water.  Use 2-3 times per week, or more frequently if desired.


As its main ingredient is Benzoyle peroxide so I also want to share the pros and cons of Benzoyle Peroxide and how does it works:

Benzoyle Peroxide:
Benzoyl peroxide is an organic compound in the peroxide family. It consists of two benzoyl groups bridged by a peroxide link. It is one of the most important organic peroxides in terms of applications and the scale of its production. Benzoyl peroxide is used as an acne treatment, for improving flour, for bleaching hair and teeth, for polymerising polyester and many other uses.

Benzoyl peroxide is included in the World Health Organization (WHO) Model Lists of Essential medicines, which is a list of minimum medical needs for a basic health care system.

Benzoyl Peroxide commonly causes initial dryness and sometimes irritation, although the skin develops tolerance after a week or so. A small percentage of people are much more sensitive to it and liable to suffer burning, itching, peeling and possibly swelling. It is sensible to apply the lowest concentration and build up as appropriate. Once tolerance is achieved, increasing the quantity or concentration and gaining tolerance at a higher level may give better subsequent acne clearance.  (Source Wikipedia)

My Experience:
Personally I found this regimen very excellent J currently I was facing Acne problem and when this company send me these samples to test I immediately start this regimen and it never disappoint me. It cure my acne very rapidly.  It also help to cure my itching, pimples cause by the infection and also stop further acne process.

What I like this product is that in their leaflet they mentioned each and every step about the product how to use best for those who don’t know how to use it.  Moreover, they also mentioned instructions, on their product as well if anyone missed their leaf let than they can read the instruction from the back side of the product.

How I am using this Regimen:
Although all mentioned above but I want to sum up all here that how I am using it little bit differently.
Wash face and don’t wipe or dry it, take a little amount of Step 1 Renewing Cleanser, gently message it on wet face for 2 minutes, during this process try to add little amount of water as well, as it contains micro bead, which make your skin dry quickly so it is highly recommended add little amount of water during message process, otherwise it may hurt your skin and make it patchy or extra dry.  Wash face with plain tap water and wipe the face. 

Now apply Step 2 Revitalizing Toner, I personally love its smells is very refreshing and just like baby lotion. Either apply through cotton ball or pour little amount on palm and apply on your whole face. Now leave it on your face for 2 minutes, wash face again with plain water.  

Now apply Step 3 Repairing Treatment, it is suggested that for first 3days apply this treatment only on effected areas (acne, pimples etc) on day 4 you can apply a very little amount of the product on your whole face. When u applied you will feel itching, if this itching disappear after 1 minute than okay if not kindly wash your face, and better to apply only on problematic areas.  I bet you when you will use this regimen your skin will be free from all acne, and also reduce the pigmentation.

Refining Mask:  This is best to use after Step 2, apply it on whole face, the mask is very thick so apply it gently on your whole face and leave it only for 5 minutes.  Wash face with plain water J When you applied it on your face try not to talk as if you will talk it may stretch your face skin and cause for Wrinkles on face.

For further details you can read from their web site http://www.proactiv.com/

In Pakistan you guys can get Proactive products online through Daraz.pk  

Fruit of Thoughts:

I already mentioned in my different posts, that its not necessary, that you agree my views may be these products may not suits you so its better NOT to try such products directly on your face, try them on your wrist or hand, to avoid for any allergy.

Secondly, if its not working properly on your face, kindly leave it and better to consult your dermatologist.

Highly recommended if you have any serious issues/problems etc., do consult your dermatologist or doctor first before trying any skin regimen/treatment etc.

Yes, one more thing, why i am agreed with them, two months back i have attended training about skin in which our trainer explain us about all skin problems, causes, remedies, solutions for all type of skin issues.


 Hope it may clear your concept about the cause of acne and remedy for it.  if you need more clarity your are more than welcome to ask me.

Do share your personal experiences also, as your comments are valuable to me :)


Lots of love


Fakhra


 Life is beautiful, live it full of Passion :)

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